Red Wine Aires de Garbet 2019

Reserva red wine from L'Empordà. Varietal Grenache aged for 15 months in French oak barrels.
Reserva. 15 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Empordà
Grapes Varieties: Grenache Red,
ñ 91 93 92

Availability: In stock

Product Description

A varietal Grenache, the red wine Aires de Garbet of the Castillo Perelada winery is sourced from vines planted in 1997 in Finca Garbet, a scenic terraced vineyard directly facing the Mediterranean sea. (Interestingly, the place is just a stone throw away from the legendary El Bulli restaurant.)

Besides the vicinity of the Mediterranean sea, three features make this Spanish red wine from Empordà stand out: the influence of the mighty northern wind called Tramuntana - a natural sanitizing agent - the deeply mineral slate soils and the ever-present sunlight.

The grapes were manually harvested and then fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks with a three week maceration.

Then the red wine Aires de Garbet 2019 was aged for 15 months in 2nd year French oak barrels in order to preserve its varietal character. Finally, it was aged for a further months in the bottle before its release.

Decant this red wine from L'Empordà a minimum of 2 hours before drinking.

Pair this Reserva red wine with hearty meat recipes.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The red wine Aires de Garbet is deep ruby with a violet rim.


This is a remarkably complex varietal Grenache. Notes of ripe berries and aromatic herbs, some toasted hints, notions of wild flowers, Med garrigue and some salty touches. There is a dash of spices, Arabica coffee and bitter cocoa, with some deep mineral undertones.


This wine from Castillo de Perelada is fresh and characterful. Wood is still a little prominent, but it will surely integrate within a few years. The fruit here, though, is of the highest quality. On the palate, the wine amplifies the sensations perceived on the nose, and also shows a velvety texture, some yet-to-tame tannins and a long, spellbinding finish with a deep mineral reverberation.

Our personal opinion

The red wine Aires de Garbet 2019 is a love letter to the Mediterranean.


Aires de Grabet 2018:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93.

Aires de Grabet 2017:

Enterwine 93.

Aires de Grabet 2016:

Enterwine 93.

Aires de Grabet 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 94.

Aires de Garbet 2013:

12 months in oak barrels. Peñín 94. Enterwine 93.

Aires de Garbet 2012:

First Vintage. Gold Medal-Grenaches du Monde Contest. Peñín 92. Gourmet Guide 97.


Year 2019
Type Red
D.O. Empordà
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? Two hours before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 15
Peñin Score 91
Enterwine's Score 93
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Grenache Red
Pairings Birds, Bull meat, Chocolate, Duck, Game animals, Poultry, Rice with meat, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
3 Reviews
Garbet is a great wine
This wine left a deep impression of me. I see it as the perfect marriage of elegance, depth and juicyness.
Review by (Posted on 20 March 2019)
Phantastic Catalan wine. Great precision and true to terroir.
Review by (Posted on 7 February 2019)
Mineral Garnacha full of salt, wind and earth. Very special.
Review by (Posted on 23 February 2018)
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